Date of Activity: July 22nd
Today was host family day! I stay in a host family with Paulina from Mexico and Louise from Belgium, so the three of us went with our host mom to Nara to see the Todaiji and to see the deer. It was my second time I went to this place, but it didn’t make the Todaiji less impressive. The Todaiji is a temple and is the largest wooden building in the world. It is really big, it’s so amazing! It left even a greater impression than it did last year. Some things you just need to see twice. The deer in the park were nice, but if you don’t pay attention, they might start nibbling on your bag or clothes. And if you buy cookies, they will chase you until they get something.
After going to the Todaiji we went to a ninja village. It is a small amusement park with a ninja house, a museum and shows. We had a lot of fun there. In the evening we went to onsen, hot spring, which was really nice! Overall I had a great day!
(Iris Spruit, the Netherlands)